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Minnesota Swarm (2-4) 12

Boston Blazers (5-3) 16

Offense Finally Scores, But Defense Snores

Friday, February 20, 2009
St. Paul, Minnesota
Attendance: 12,106

Another slow start doomed the Minnesota Swarm on Friday night at the X as they lost to the Boston Blazers, 16-12. The Blazers jumped out to a 5-1 lead to start and never trailed during the game. The loss is the Swarm's fourth straight after starting out 2-0. This is the second longest losing streak in Swarm history after losing seven in a row in 2005. The loss also tied them with the San Jose Stealth in fourth place in the West Division.

Daryl Veltman, the leading candidate for NLL Rookie of the Year, scored just sixteen seconds into the game before anybody was able to sit down to watch the game. Dan Marohl tied it up with a rocket past Anthony Cosmo. The Blazers then scored four straight goals by the midpoint of first quarter to go up 5-1. Sean Pollock worked his magic around the crease to get the Swarm's second goal of the night and Ryan Sharp scored his first goal of the season after picking up a rebound to narrow the lead to 5-3. Jason Bloom scored to make it 6-4 as he received a behind the back pass from Dan Dawson as he cut to the net. After Jack Reid was sent to the box due to an illegal cross check, Ryan Ward scored on the power play with 9.7 seconds left in the first with a cannon from the right of Cosmo.

The Blazers quickly built their lead in the second quarter with three straight goals. After Veltman scored on a behind the back pass from Gary Bining to make it 8-4, Swarm starting goaltender Nick Patterson was pulled in favor of Kevin Croswell. Bloom greeted Croswell of the ensuing face off as the Swarm defense failed to pick him up going to the net. Ward stopped the bleeding with a power play goal off a rebound. Chad Culp challenged the referees on an out of bounds play and succeeding in getting the ball back in the Swarm's possession. Pollock then capitalized on that possession after working on a successful pick and roll with Ward. Veltman scored once more before Ward scored off a screen to finish the first half scoring with the Swarm down 10-7.

Just twelve seconds in the second half, Darren Halls went down along the boards with an injury, may have twisted something. He was carried off the floor after being down for about minute. The Blazers had possession off that injury timeout and Gary Bining received the pass from D. Dawson right down the middle for the goal. Ward answered about two minutes later for his fourth of the night. As usual, the Blazers countered with Veltman getting his fourth of the night to put the Blazers up 12-8. Only 27 seconds later at the 4:48 mark, Culp grabbed a rebound in front of the net off an Andrew Watt shot to make it 12-9. That score held up through the end of the third quarter.

The Blazers buried the Swarm to start the fourth putting the game out of reach with three straight goals including the first two from Nick Cotter. By the Jay Thorimbert scored the third of those three to make it 15-9, the Swarm were playing with the extra attacker. They switched back to Patterson in net to take advantage of his speed in running from the bench to the net and vice versa for about the last five minutes of the game. Patterson made some herculean efforts to get back in net to make some diving saves on D. Dawson for instance. While Patterson was running back and forth, the Swarm themselves scored three straight extra attacker goals to cut the lead to 15-12. The first two came from Chad Culp, who completed his first hat trick of the season. Marohl finished the scoring for the Swarm with his patented Air Gait. The Blazers added an empty netter in the last minute to make the final score 16-12.

Ward led the Swarm with four goals and three assists in the biggest single game scoring output for a Swarm player this year. Culp and Pollock each got five points. Rory McDade was signed to replace the traded Dean Hill in the line up and he got three assists in his 2009 debut. Dawson had a fantastic night with two goals and ten assists as he contributed on 75% of the Blazers goals.

Game Statistics

Box Score

Minnesota Swarm Game Center



Team Stats 1 2 3 4 F   Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FO
Minnesota 4 3 2 3 12   29/45 10 3/7 0 73 52 66 12/32
Boston 6 4 2 4 16   40/52 18 2/3 0 61 45 67 20/32


# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
7 Dan Marohl 2 2 4 0 1 0 6 4 3 0/0
8 Rory McDade 0 3 3 0 0 0 5 3 4 0/0
10 Aaron Wilson 0 3 3 2 0 0 6 5 3 0/0
12 Eric Pacey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0/0
16 Noah Talbot 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0/0
17 Sean Pollock 2 3 5 0 0 0 11 10 3 0/0
19 Chad Culp 3 2 5 2 0 0 10 6 3 0/0
21 Kevin Fines 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 7 10/20
22 Andrew Watt 0 3 3 2 0 0 5 3 4 0/0
23 Jon Sullivan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0/0
26 Ryan Sharp 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 11 0/0
28 Darren Halls 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 2/12
31 Kevin Croswell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
34 Nick Inch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0
44 Ryan Ward 4 3 7 0 2 0 18 13 4 0/0
50 Ryan Cousins 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0/0
71 Kevin Ross 0 2 2 0 0 0 7 3 4 0/0
93 NickPatterson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
4 Joe Cinosky Did Not Dress
5 Josh Funk Did Not Dress
27 Colin Achenbach Did Not Dress
33 Kevin Buchanan Did Not Dress
47 Travis Hill Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
93 NickPatterson 25:13 8 9 17    
31 Kevin Croswell 34:43 7 20 27 L 1-2  
  Empty Net 0:04 1   1    
 
# Boston G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
2 Paul Dawson 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 1 2 0/0
4 Carter Livingstone 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0/0
6 Dan Dawson 2 10 12 0 0 0 14 10 3 0/0
8 Greg Downing 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 8 0/0
9 Gary Bining 2 3 5 0 1 0 7 6 1 0/0
10 Brendan Thenhaus 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 2 0/0
12 Jonathan Durno 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0/0
16 Daryl Veltman 4 3 7 0 1 0 15 11 3 0/0
18 Jack Reid 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 6 0/0
19 Matt Lyons 0 4 4 0 0 0 3 3 4 0/0
33 Jon Harnett 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 15 0/0
37 Nick Cotter 3 1 4 0 0 0 5 4 0 0/0
44 Anthony Cosmo 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
47 Jason Bloom 2 1 3 0 0 0 4 4 2 1/1
75 Jay Thorimbert 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 6 19/31
85 Mitch Belisle 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 7 0/0
97 Kyle Ross 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 3 0/0
30 Mike Poulin Backup Goaltender - Did Not Play
22 Bryan Bendig Did Not Dress
23 Brett Queener Did Not Dress
25 Sean Morris Did Not Dress
28 Dilan Graham Did Not Dress
66 Nick Rose Did Not Dress
 
# Boston MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
44 Anthony Cosmo 59:59 12 40 52 W 5-2  
30 Mike Poulin 0:00 0 0 0    
  Empty Net 0:01 0   0    


Scoring
Quarter Time MN BOS Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
First 0:16 0 1 Boston Daryl Veltman Matt Lyons Dan Dawson  
First 2:55 1 1 Minnesota Dan Marohl Rory McDade Aaron Wilson  
First 4:21 1 2 Boston Dan Dawson Jack Reid Nick Cotter  
First 5:17 1 3 Boston Paul Dawson      
First 6:41 1 4 Boston Nick Cotter Dan Dawson Gary Bining  
First 7:24 1 5 Boston Gary Bining Daryl Veltman Dan Dawson PP
First 8:32 2 5 Minnesota Sean Pollock Kevin Fines Andrew Watt  
First 10:11 3 5 Minnesota Ryan Sharp Rory McDade Andrew Watt  
First 13:59 3 6 Boston Jason Bloom Matt Lyons Dan Dawson  
First 14:50 4 6 Minnesota Ryan Ward Kevin Ross Dan Marohl PP
Second 1:00 4 7 Boston Dan Dawson Daryl Veltman Gary Bining  
Second 4:40 4 8 Boston Daryl Veltman Gary Bining Dan Dawson  
Second 4:54 4 9 Boston Jason Bloom Jon Harnett Dan Dawson  
Second 7:36 5 9 Minnesota Ryan Ward Dan Marohl Sean Pollock PP
Second 8:30 6 9 Minnesota Sean Pollock Ryan Ward    
Second 8:58 6 10 Boston Daryl Veltman Jason Bloom Greg Downing  
Second 11:40 7 10 Minnesota Ryan Ward Aaron Wilson Chad Culp  
Third 0:25 7 11 Boston Gary Bining Dan Dawson Daryl Veltman  
Third 2:10 8 11 Minnesota Ryan Ward Kevin Fines Chad Culp  
Third 4:11 8 12 Boston Daryl Veltman Matt Lyons Dan Dawson PP
Third 4:48 9 12 Minnesota Chad Culp Andrew Watt Aaron Wilson  
Fourth 2:27 9 13 Boston Nick Cotter Matt Lyons Dan Dawson EA GWG
Fourth 5:52 9 14 Boston Nick Cotter Dan Dawson Brenden Thenhaus  
Fourth 9:23 9 15 Boston Jay Thorimbert      
Fourth 11:08 10 15 Minnesota Chad Culp Kevin Ross Rory McDade EA
Fourth 12:13 11 15 Minnesota Chad Culp Ryan Ward Sean Pollock EA
Fourth 14:07 12 15 Minnesota Dan Marohl Ryan Ward Sean Pollock PP EA
Fourth 14:25 12 16 Boston Mitch Belisle Anthony Cosmo   EN


Penalties

Quarter Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
First 7:02 Minnesota Darren Halls Holding   2:00
First 10:11 Minnesota Chad Culp Roughing   2:00
First 10:11 Boston Kyle Ross Roughing   2:00
First 11:22 Boston Paul Dawson Holding   2:00
First 14:37 Boston Jack Reid Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
Second 7:07 Boston Jonathan Durno Holding   2:00
Third 3:04 Minnesota Aaron Wilson Goalie Interference   2:00
Third 5:21 Boston Jon Harnett Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
Third 6:26 Minnesota Andrew Watt Checking from Behind   2:00
Third 9:45 Boston Paul Dawson Slashing   2:00
Third 9:45 Boston Paul Dawson Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
Third 14:51 Minnesota Ryan Cousins Roughing   2:00
Third 14:51 Boston Kyle Ross Roughing   2:00
Fourth 13:58 Boston Carter Livingstone Illegal Cross Checking   2:00


Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Technical Referee
12-Todd Labranche 45-JD Doyle 73-Daren Yates

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota (2-4) at Philadelphia (2-5) - Saturday, February 21 6:30 pm CST
  • Boston (5-3) vs Calgary (5-1) - Sunday, February 22 4:00 pm CST